June 03, 2011 Beleghata,Kolkata,West Bengal,India,Asia-Holy bath. This is the ceremony for the first feeding of cooked rice. This is called “Annaprashana’.The object of this ceremony is to pray to the gods with Vedic Mantras to bless the child with good digestive powers, good thoughts and talents. It is performed when the child is six months old which is the weaning time. This weaning time as best for both the mother and the child. It is an occasion for celebration and family and friends are invited to attend.

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